Top 5 MLB Prospects Playing Themselves onto the Trade Block This Spring

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Top 5 MLB Prospects Playing Themselves onto the Trade Block This Spring
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Detroit's off-season acquisition of Ian Kinsler has Devon Travis' future at second base up in the air.

Every year prospects jump on to the major league radar with a strong performance in spring training. However, it’s not necessarily always with their current organization.

Teams scout and scrutinize specific prospects during the spring, keeping a close eye on up-and-coming players deemed to be future trade targets. These players usually project as contributors at the major league level (in some capacity), but are currently blocked at their natural positions and lack a clear path to playing time.

Here’s a look at five prospects that could still hit the trading block before Opening Day.

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